One victory can give you a lot of confidence and one loss can give you good kind of motivation to become the best. Currently, Pakistan is in that stage, who came back strong against South Africa after losing to the Indian National Cricket Team. Meanwhile, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes that they can beat the remaining teams in their campaign.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was elated after Pakistan secured a 49-run win over South Africa at Lord’s to keep their chances of reaching the knockouts alive. Mickey Arthur hoped that this dominating performance from Pakistan team could help shut some people up.
Speaking in the post-match press conference, Mickey Arthur, after his team’s 49-run win said that while they were still “alive and kicking” in the World Cup, he hopes that the performance could help “shut some people up”.
Guys didn’t sleep much – Mickey Arthur
Pakistan’s win has kept them alive in the tournament, with semi-final qualification still a possibility should they win their remaining games. Asked if Pakistan only picked up their game after losing they’re first few, Arthur said, “No, we don’t do that by any design, I promise you. We try and win every game we play.
“I know we can beat New Zealand,” Arthur said after Sunday’s match. “It’s amazing what a difference a week makes. Our boys hurt this week, all of us hurt, incredibly. Guys didn’t sleep much, but they came to the training every day and put in, in order to try and turn it around, and today we got some just reward.
“We are alive and kicking, without a doubt, and we play our best game, we beat anybody. Whether that’s New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, our remaining games, or England, we showed. We put our three disciplines together, we are as good as any team in this competition,” he told reporters.
Pakistan was convincing in their victory over South Africa, but their fielding still left a lot to be desired, with plenty of dropped catches. Arthur insisted that it was just a matter of going back to the drawing board and trying to improve.
If Pakistan win all their remaining three games and the results of other teams go in their favour, they can still make the semifinals. The 1992 winners face table-toppers New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their next three matches.